Here’s a very interesting breakdown of the different music distribution models Trent Reznor applied these past two years. You might have already took note of some of his experiments but to hear it all explained in one shot helps to put things in perspective. This presentation was given by Micheal Masnick, Founder of Techdirt, at the Midem conference that was held in January in Cannes (south of France – right by where I live).
I discovered this video via a great music/tech blog called Indie Music Tech. Check it out at www.indiemusictech.com.
Indie Music Tech is actually owned by Indie Music .Inc, a technology company that develops services and products for the indie music industry. They formed ArtistDish, a blog that hosts “podcasts about the state of the music industry, its trends and tools for independent artists”, and BandMetrics, a music analytics platform for bands that has been making good headway since they launched last year.